Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Trainee was £17,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Trainee
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 301 322
Rank change year-on-year +22 +21 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Trainee 13 33 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.34% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 11 35 16
West Midlands median annual salary £17,500 £20,500 £19,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.63% +6.49% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16,250 £17,000 £16,875
90th Percentile £22,750 £36,250 £28,000
England median annual salary £20,000 £21,000 £21,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -2.33% -4.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,362 9,618 11,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 96.41% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,493 7,978 8,897
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,056 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Trainee
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Trainee in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Trainee in the West Midlands

Trainee
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Trainee in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Trainee in the West Midlands

Trainee
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Trainee in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Trainee in the West Midlands

Trainee
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Trainee within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sutton Coldfield -23 4 £17,500 -46.15% 2
Shropshire +14 3 £17,000 -17.07% 4
Staffordshire +10 3 £15,000 -14.89% 12
Solihull -1 2 £20,000 -24.53% 2
Birmingham +1 1 £35,000 +32.08% 7
Trainee
England

Trainee Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Trainee job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Trainee in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Logistics
3 2 (15.38%) Telesales
3 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) SLA
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Generation
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Tech Ops
4 1 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (7.69%) EDI
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing

Trainee Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) CRM
1 2 (15.38%) Lead Generation
1 2 (15.38%) Logistics
1 2 (15.38%) MVC
1 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (15.38%) Telesales
2 1 (7.69%) Business Development
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) Email Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP